Aside from the accents in these cats’ voices and the inflections used, we fuck with the intention and message behind this viral clip. (It sounds like someone up top said, “We need a punch… sound a little more urban!” But that’s beside the point.)
Catcalling is an unfortunate, and ashamedly, long-standing practice amongst segments of dudes the world over. Chances are, at least five of your lady friends, family members, acquaintances, or co-workers have been in the crosshairs of the miserable and desperate. They hurl back-handed compliments, reprehensible advances, and bouquets of verbal garbage hoping to receive a smile, number, or acknowledgment of some sort back… yeah, because those mathematics make sense.
Catcalling has always been an issue that requires addressing. Late last year, we reported on artist Tatyana Fazlalizadeh, who took street harassment head on with her “Stop Telling Women to Smile” project, which has since gained major footing and support. Fazlalizadeh has taken her project across the country to spread her anti-harassment message thanks to the support from local artists, students, and professors from Georgia State University.
Hit the video player up top to see what it would be like if there was Rosetta Stone for assholes.